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Fifth Avenue Grill

1556 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-3203
+1 619-230-1001
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“koobideh” (5 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
1556 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-3203
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Had two fantastic meals both eating in and to go of real authentic persian food. We had koobideh and jujeh kabob - really tasty and delicius food. Will certainly return to this place when we are in San Diego again another time. Reccomendable !

Thank Jens Christian P
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I never would have expected this establishment on the flank of the exclusive Cortez Hill enclave. The clientele is solidly Moslem - who knows for how long, given how things are going - at this very authentic Persian eatery offering a range of exceedingly generous,...More

Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I had #22, the Beef Barg. OMG!!! I've never had such tender meat EVER! In any restaurant have I ever had such a tasty, tender piece of beef. It simply melted in my mouth. The rice and other accompaniments were also delish. When in San...More

Thank Lorrainemaille
Reviewed 24 July 2016

All I could say is that this is the worst restaurant I have ever been to. Terrible manager with terrible customer service. They will try to over charge you and then realize that they made a mistake, or were they thinking that they could also...More

Thank Erick E
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

My shish kabab was so good, I didn't care about the hair in my rice! Let's be realistic, it can happen anywhere and it's not that big a deal. I will continue to eat here because the food is amazing.

1  Thank Pickyeater1973
Reviewed 5 May 2016

This is a gem. Very modest decor but the food is great with generous portions. Had the chicken kabob and boy are they so delicious! Tender, juicy and full of flavor. One of the best that I've ever had. Service was fast too.

Reviewed 4 March 2016

Food was delicious, very large plate size. I personally felt the price is a little too high, but still worth it for the food.

Thank Carolina R
Reviewed 24 February 2016

This is one of my all time favorite hole-in-the-wall restaurants in San Diego. My Bulgarian friend introduced me to Darbands. The place looks unassuming from the outside and it is really off the beaten path in downtown. Honestly, my first time at the restaurant I...More

Thank Julz N
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We ate here on a recent visit to San Diego. Staff were very friendly! We had combination plates, I had shish and koobideh and my son had chicken and koobideh. The portions were generous, meal was delicious and the price reasonable.

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 26 March 2015

A fine Persian restaurant at Cedar and 5th.Quite a selection of Kebobs and other middle Eastern food.I had lunch, odered the lamb shank with rice.It was a very big shank,lots of meat and rice. Lots of broth also.The lamb was very tender and flavorful. Owner...More

Thank Fredlacuna
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Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1556 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-3203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-230-1001
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